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Only an on site inspection will offer you a reasonably firm quote for labor and materials.
PS: if I were doing the work, it would be a complete replacement only
Our home was in Massachusetts and home with K&T were considered "uninsurable" and could not legally be sold if the K&Y wasn't removed. (most people with exsisting K&T lie and say they didn't
Good luck. It sucks.
Do you know if the K & T has been replaced in the "upstairs part" of the home. If the basement has open joists etc then the job will actually not be that hard...and the electrician will tell you that...where is sucks is when it is buried in lathe and plaster walls and in micro sized attics, and crawl spaces.
I plan to replace what is exposed. The City does not like k&t exposed. They are fine with keeping the k&t in the walls. If I would rehab the building I would replace he k&t with up to date wiring.
Other suggestions are welcomed.
What your local city is saying, remove the wires. As all K&T wiring splices are outside of the wall. And once you remove them, the wires in the wall become no longer active. Its their way of saying get it out.
In addition, the methods used to wire older homes in this fashion make it pretty much
I know of no electrical contractor who would just partly re-wire any house with K&T wiring due to the risk involved.
Also your insurance company once they find out, they will either drop you or require you to upgrade the house.
This is a really big issue in some areas where I reside. Many of the homes are over 100 years old, and every time they sell, the seller has to upgrade in order allow the buyer to get a mortgage on the purchase.
As far as cost, there are simply way to many variables to provide a quote.
But its not going to be cheap. Eight to ten thousand is not unheard of in my area, but again it all has to do with size of house, construction type and any insulation improvements that may have been performed on the house prior.